Functional Skills are the essential skills needed for ENGLISH, MATHS and ICT, vital for young people and adults to participate in life, learning and work. These are transferable skills which employers are looking for.
For Intermediate apprenticeships at level 2, you will be required to have functional skills at level 1
For Advanced apprenticeships at level 3 and Higher apprenticeships, you will need to have functional skills at level 2
Help and support is available to ensure you achieve your functional skills
The system helps you develop the skills needed to help you succeed in achieving either functional skills or GCSEs as identified by your Training Officer.
In conjunction with the BKSB system, you will also be supported by your Training Officer, who will visit you monthly and work with you on a 1:1 basis supported by access to online bite size training sessions which you can join.